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can you die from an asthma attack

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Wake up then die: Severe asthma attacks can occur any time but especially at night, typically 2-3 am. If nighttime asthma symptoms occur more than 2x a month, then a p ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes : Sadly a severe, untreated asthma attack has the potential to be fatal.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Not necessarily : Though this is a possibility, it not not very common. Today's controller and rescue inhalers- when used properly- have greatly reduced fatalities.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Berson
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma death: All asthma patients even mild are at risk for fatal asthma. Proper treatment and monitoring reduces that risk. Asthma death is usually a result of res ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Depending upon the severity of the asthma attack it is possible to die from asthma.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
27 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes/No: Most people will not sleep during a severe asthma attack. Yes asthma can be fatal if a severe attack. One may fall asleep if the carbon dioxide goes ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: If you don't see improvement within half an hour retreat and arrange to go to the Er. Sometimes intravenous medications and other interventions are ne ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely....: Symptoms of an asthma exacerbation include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, etc. These symptoms will awaken you or cause you not to be able to ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
23 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Call 911 if severe!: Any time your child has asthma symptoms, it is an attack. Some attacks end quickly. Others are serious. An attack is bad if: the child has trouble bre ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Many triggers: Asthma starts with inflammation of the airways. That inflammation can be triggered by many exposures, such as allergies, infections, and weather chang ... Read More
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